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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

You know I have to post it, if I want to be a good blogger, so here goes.

Happy New Year Everybody!

Here is wishing that 2007 is going to be a terrific year. So get your resolutions in order, because they start tomorrow, or maybe the next day.

Personally I only have a few resolutions.

  1. To Gain Control of the entire world.
  2. To re-grow hair on my head.
  3. To finally be able to fold the space time continuum.
  4. To not mess up a single check by writing 2006 instead of 2007.

I know, almost the same resolutions as last year.

Enjoy 2007!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The CJ7

The CJ7, originally uploaded by ms.thenetworker.

This was during the first blizzard of 2006, it was just really funny how the snow piled up on the bumper and hood to make that opening. You can just barely see the headlights in there.

Great Picture - The temple

The temple, originally uploaded by Juanillooo.

If you are in need of some wallpapers, you have to check out Juaniloo's Photos. This is one of my favorites here.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas Everyone

I just wanted to take a little bit of time here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I have particularly enjoyed this Christmas, both of my kids are old enough to really appreciate the season, and this year we almost found a balance between giving too few and giving too many presents.

No, there weren't any Nintendo Wiis, Playstation 3s, or X-Box 360s under our tree this year. I was really happy that my wife and I were able to peg exactly what they wanted.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

When Getting New Features Means that Old Features don't work anymore

You can categorize this post under "whining". The new blogger is out of beta, and I thought "Woo-Hoo". I have been using the beta for a little while now, and I bet the finally fixed the problems so that I can now publish using the Word Add-in and Google Docs and Spreadsheets like I was able to before I switched.


It still doesn't work, and I found in their help info that they don't even know if they are going to upgrade the word plug-in.

But wait, there's more...

Luckily, I did a quick little search, and I ran across this post on TechNirvana, what a life saver. Thanks Abhishekg!

Now if only Docs and worksheet would place the title of the document as the title of the blog post, and fix the insertion of an extra space after making a hyperlink.

But remember Mike, this stuff is all free. OK, I feel better now.

Free Screen Capture Utility - MWSnap

MWSnap is a must have if you do any sort of documentation. As the title of the blog says, it is a free screen capture utility, and allows you to grab only sections of your screen, and save or print them. This utility is just full of neat features, including a color picker, automatic saving of captures, and automatic printing.

One of my favorite features is that when you use the Ctrl+Shift+A shortcut key, a little zoom window pops up which is zoomed in to the cursor's location, so that you can make really accurate selections. No more thin lines around the pictures for your documentation.

Thanks Mirek, you wouldn't believe how much time this has saved me.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Microsoft Robotics Studio - Free Robot Development

Sorry for the inconvenience, but there is a new and improved version of this post on my new blog. You should check it out.